Police Blotter

September 9

• Twenty property checks were recorded.

• Four motor vehicles were stopped for traffic violations. 

1:34 a.m. Police assisted the Fire Department with a smoke detector activation on Church Street. 

4:35 a.m. Officers were unable to locate a suspicious motor vehicle reported to be in the area of Hutchins Road. 

9:21 a.m. A member of the DPW discovered the remains of a motor vehicle accident, including a license plate, on South Street. An officer contacted the motor vehicle owner, a Judy Farm Road resident. 

8:36 p.m. A Nowell Farme Road resident reported smelling smoke in the area. An officer investigated and found no smoke or flames.

8:53 p.m. An officer was unable to locate a white Subaru reported to be driving without lights on Baldwin Road. 

9:56 p.m. A driver reported that a motorcyclist crossed over the double yellow line and passed her on Concord Street.

September 10

• Eighteen property checks were recorded.

• Four motor vehicles were stopped for traffic violations. 

1:45 a.m. A motor vehicle parked near a house under construction on Lions Gate Road checked okay. 

11 a.m. Police received a report that the chain to the Foss Farm Gate on Bedford Road had been cut.

11:04 a.m. Police assisted the Fire Department with a possible illegal burn on Nowell Farme Road. It was determined to be a cooking fire under control.

2:43 p.m. A suspicious white box truck on Oak Knoll Road checked okay. 

2:52 p.m. A bush, possibly obstructing the sight line near the intersection of Milne Cove Road and East Street, checked okay. 

8:09 p.m. Police assisted the Fire Department with a medical emergency on Fern Lane. 

September 11

• Twenty-three property checks and one residential alarm activation were recorded.

• Five motor vehicles were stopped for traffic violations. 

5:52 p.m. Police assisted the Fire Department with a medical emergency on South Street. 

11:26 p.m. A Stearns Street resident came into the station to talk with an officer about computer hacking.

September 12

• Twenty-seven property checks and one residential alarm activation were recorded.

12:52 p.m. Fingerprinting services were provided at the station. 

5:36 p.m. Police received a report that a small white dog was attacked by a bigger brown dog at Great Brook State Park on North Road. The dog appeared to be okay but the owner was planning to have it checked at the veterinarian. 

September 13

• Twenty-six property checks, one residential alarm activation and one accidental 911 call were recorded.

• Two motor vehicles were stopped for traffic violations. 

8:36 a.m. The DPW reported that a milk truck lost its load near the intersection of Westford Street and Johnson Road. Officers provided coverage while the driver picked up the milk jugs. 

5:47 p.m. A Rutland Street resident requested legal advice.

September 14

• Twenty-nine property checks and two residential alarm activations were recorded.

• Seven motor vehicles were stopped for traffic violations. 

8:09 a.m. A Church Street resident reported that a suspicious motor vehicle had been parked at the end of his driveway, on the side of the street since 6 p.m. the previous evening. 

2:55 p.m. A loose cow and calf in the street in front of Kimballs Ice Cream on Bedford Road were reported. They were corralled back into their pen by a passerby.

3:08 p.m. Police received a report of an erratic driver on Concord Street. An officer stopped the motorist who checked okay. 

3:29 p.m. Police received a report of several cars parked on the side of Baldwin Road creating a traffic hazard. An officer spoke with the homeowner who was having a gathering. Several of the cars were moved to Woodridge Road. The remaining vehicles were expected to move along soon. 

7:24 p.m. A suspicious motor vehicle was parked at the boat ramp on Bedford Road. 

7:47 p.m. The Dog Officer was notified that a dog had been barking for more than 30 minutes on Brook Street. The owner was contacted and had someone coming to put the dog inside. 

8:08 p.m. A North Road resident reported hearing someone yelling in the area. An officer located two parties who did not appear to be involved in a dispute. They were advised to move along. 

September 15

• Thirty-four property checks were recorded. 

• Seven motor vehicles were stopped for traffic violations. 

8:31 a.m. A Bellows Hill Road resident reported that his license plate was stolen off his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway. 

9:58 a.m. Police received a report that construction work was being done at Lions Gate Road during off hours. An officer shut down work for the day and posted a notice that no work was to be done on Sundays. 

10:27 a.m. A Carriage Way resident requested assistance with a snake in her garage. She waited in her car until an officer arrived. The officer was able to get the snake out of the building. 

11:28 a.m. The driver of a disabled motor vehicle near the intersection of Church and Concord Streets was waiting for a tow. ∆